Pascal Janvier - Coteaux du Loir Rouge 2021 750ml (11.5% ABV)

Pascal Janvier - Coteaux du Loir Rouge 2021 750ml (11.5% ABV)

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Pascal Janvier never planned on becoming a vigneron. Though his parents had vineyard land of their own, they did not make their own wine. Instead, he went to school to learn butchery. However, Pascal made a sudden about-face at the age of thirty and decided to study winemaking in Amboise.

Starting slowly, he has mastered his craft with a focus and passion that is contributing towards the revival of the small appellation of Jasnières.

25 year old vines, clay sand soil

Jasnières, in the department of the Sarthe in the Val du Loir. The Loir is a tributary of the Loire River, and its viticultural area is the most northerly (and coldest) of the greater Loire region. The once proud appellations of Jasnières and the Coteaux du Loir (the preferred wines of King Henri IV)

Juicy and lively with a hint of effervescence. obscure varietal Pineau d'Anuis is getting some attention here with a pretty light ruby red hue, strawberries, subtle herbaceous garrique bouquet, sour cherries, minerality, silky pomegranate juice on the palate finishing peppery, tart and dry.

region: Loire Valley, France

varietal: Pineau d'Anuis

style: lively juicy chillable red

farming/cellar: sustainable, The grapes are de-stemmed following the harvest, and then put in cuve for primary fermentation, Pump-overs are done once a day for the extraction of color and oxygenation of the yeasts. Sugar levels are monitored daily, After alcoholic fermentation finishes, the must is pressed, The wine is racked before starting malolactic fermentation, After malolactic is finished, the wine is racked again and bottled.

pairing:  spicy Korean BBQ or a classic bistro burger.